Designing for Touch: Enhancing Material Experiences in Design

By incorporating texture into design, we can create a more engaging and sensory experience, ultimately enhancing our connection to the physical world. Visual and tactile surfaces offer many benefits, and one way to achieve this is through the use of Mario Romano Walls.



These three-dimensional designs, made from Staron Solid Surface, can be integrated into smaller joinery items, adding another layer of texture for up-close contact opportunities. The panels are also an excellent way to add large-scale textured design to walls.

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Just as our eyes love to explore the world around us, so do our fingers. Running your fingers over the carved textured surfaces offers a unique tactile experience.  The sense of touch is an integral part of our interaction with the physical world, and textures can evoke certain feelings and add visual depth. The inclusion of Mario Romano Walls into an interior or exterior space adds another dimension and expands our mental engagement within the spaces.

Mario Romano Walls are designed with a clever joining detail that disappears into the pattern, allowing the panels to click together and create large-scale non-repeating patterns. Manufactured in Staron Solid Surface, this material offers superior quality and benefits, including its non-porous surface, which does not harbor bacteria. For increased hygiene and protection in high-traffic and healthcare-related projects, the Evermoin collection offers an antimicrobial surface that actively attacks bacteria for enhanced protection.

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With an extensive selection of colours and customisation capabilities, Mario Romano Walls provide virtually limitless opportunities for creative expression, enabling the production of bespoke sensory experiences. Incorporating these tactile surfaces into an interior or exterior space can add another dimension and enhance our connection to the physical world.

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